WEBSITE “COOKIES” NOTICE AND DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored on a website user’s device while the user is browsing the website. Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting the website know about your previous activity on the site so that your use of the site is more efficient and enjoyable, remembering your preferences, allowing you to navigate through the site, and authenticating you if you have registered on the site or if you seek to make a purchase through the site. Cookies can also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
AM I REQUIRED TO ACCEPT COOKIES TO USE THIS WEBSITE?
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF COOKIES THAT WEBSITES USE?
There are three general categories of cookies that are used on our websites:
Strictly necessary (or essential) cookies. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around a website and use its features, such as services you have asked for. Without these cookies, those services would not be available to you. This includes, for example, browsing as a registered user, accessing secure areas of the site, or making a purchase through the site. Like all public websites, our site uses strictly necessary cookies.
Performance cookies. These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as the pages that users view most often, and whether they receive error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. The information that is collected is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works. Like virtually all websites, we use performance cookies on our sites.
Functionality cookies. These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in). This, in turn, allow the site to provide enhanced, more personal features for you, which allows you to have a better experience while using the site. The information these cookies collect is generally anonymized and does not include your browsing activity on other websites. Like virtually all websites, we use functionality cookies on our sites.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I PERMIT COOKIES ON MY BROWSER?
Unless you disable such technologies, by using our website and online services, you agree that we can place cookies and related technologies on your device.
WHAT ARE WEB BEACONS?
Certain pages on our site may contain web beacons (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). We use web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding web traffic and trends. Web beacons cannot identify you as an individual.